Jonathan heads our Maritime, Transport & Trade practice in Dubai. He has in excess of twenty years experience as a commercial lawyer. This is divided between private practice as an international trade litigator and in-house for multinational corporations.
He spent the first part of his career in the city of London before moving to Dubai in 1998 to head the Contentious Business practice of Clifford Chance. Jonathan then spent four years in France as Senior Counsel for the Shipping & Logistics Group CMA-CGM before returning to Dubai. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Vice-President and General Counsel for AECOM Middle East Limited before joining Hadef & Partners in June 2011.
Jonathan is a graduate of Cambridge University and is qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Hadef & Partners was delighted to again sponsor the 12th Marine Money Gulf Ship Finance Forum, 3 March 2016, Emirates Towers, Dubai. The forum provided a variety of seminars and panel discussions debating how the shipping industry is currently being affected by the fall in oil prices, economic factors, interest rates, the availability of finance and so forth. Jonathan Brown and Raymond Kisswany presented on the topic of “The New Market: Threat or Opportunity”. Please find an audio recording of the session here: Pt 1 Raymond Kisswany Pt 2 Jonathan Brown and the slides to the presentation here.
Jonathan Brown dissects and analyses the legal framework of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s Tradeflow, an online trading platform which has facilitated transactions in excess of US$1bn since its introduction in December 2011.
The merits and de-merits for seating arbitration in the DIFC using the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules for contracts with UAE counterparties are explored by Jonathan Brown and Valeria Lysenko.